RainDance Technologies launches RainDrop Plus Digital PCR System

10 November 2016 (Last Updated November 10th, 2016 18:30)

US-based genomics tools company RainDance Technologies has launched its RainDrop Plus Digital PCR System for faster droplet detection, higher throughput, and new automated analysis capabilities.

US-based genomics tools company RainDance Technologies has launched its RainDrop Plus Digital PCR System for faster droplet detection, higher throughput, and new automated analysis capabilities.

The RainDrop System is claimed to be the only unified platform for NGS amplicon enrichment and digital PCR.

The proprietary picodroplet technology allows profiling and monitoring cell-free and cell-based biomarkers for variant detection, clonal evolution tracking, and minimal residual disease monitoring applications.

"The new RainDrop Plus enables researchers to harness this new level of sensitivity and perform experiments faster and easier than ever before."

By producing millions of highly uniform five picoliter droplet reactions per sample, the RainDrop System delivers superior sensitivity with six log dynamic range.

The RainDrop Plus features even faster time to results and new analysis software that streamlines turnaround time, increases throughput, and automates data analysis.

RainDance Technologies co-founder and chief technology officer Darren Link said: “RainDance has worked closely with our customers in recent years to push the lower limits of detection and achieve levels of sensitivity and precision never before possible.

“The new RainDrop Plus enables researchers to harness this new level of sensitivity and perform experiments faster and easier than ever before.”

Located outside Boston, Massachusetts, the firm supports customers using RainDrop Digital PCR, as well as ThunderStorm and ThunderBolts Next-Generation Sequencing Enrichment through its international sales and service operations, as well as a global network of distributors and commercial service providers.